Wellspring is currently providing all services virtually.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Alistair Gordon, MA, RCC, CCC

Alistair Gordon is the Director of Wellspring Counselling Inc., and an Adjunct Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The team of registered counselling therapists at Wellspring are all extraordinary and have come together as a collective to offer services from one place so that clients can easily find and access professional, quality counselling and psychotherapy. Click on the “Book Appointment” or “Therapists” links below to find the best therapist for you. 

Alistair Gordon: Registered Counselling Therapist
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About us

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Counselling in Metro Vancouver, BC and Across Canada

Wellspring Counselling Inc. provides counseling and psychotherapy services in Metro Vancouver and virtually across BC and Canada. The psychotherapy approach that therapists at Wellspring have tends to be integrative. Some of the psychotherapy approaches utilized are: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR Therapy), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Observed Experiential Integration (OEI), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment Theory, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

Services

Our Counselling Service

Wellspring Counselling Inc. provides online counseling and psychotherapy services for anxiety, stress, anger, depression, relationships, couples, trauma, children/youth, personal growth and more!

Stress

Stress from your job, home or social life may be taking a toll on you and you might be finding it difficult to cope.

Anger

Anger is both a powerful motivating emotion, and one that can be destructive without proper redirection.

Anxiety

Anxiety comes in many forms, such as social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic, or even phobias.

Self Esteem

Our sense of self-worth can be impacted negatively because people internalize the responses they receive.

Depression

The good news is that a skilled and compassionate counsellor can help you to move toward a productive and meaningful way of life.

Relationships

In sessions, you will learn constructive communication skills that are necessary for respectful and flourishing relationships…

Weekly Self-Help Blog

Self-Help

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Mr. Gordon is someone that captures the spirit and the heart of active engagement. He is empathic, genuine and incorporates action and creative problem solving into his practice. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Gordon as an effective career and personal counsellor.
Dr. Norman Amundson
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I had no experience with therapy and was unsure of the whole process. Alistair made everything very accessible and unintimidating. It was clear that he puts quite a lot of effort and preparation into every session. I’m so glad that I decided to do this, and could not have asked for a better person to help me with this. I would highly recommend Alistair to anyone who has ever thought that they might benefit from talking to a professional.
Edward Hicks
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I am a young professional which for a long time now, has struggled with anxiety, insecurity, and difficulty in finding effective life coping mechanisms. Alistair was referred to me by a friend and upon the first meeting, I found Alistair to be empathetic, compassionate and intuitive. I have now been seeing Alistair regularly for 6 months and through that time my anxiety has significantly decreased, I have found effective methods of dealing with stress, found support dealing with identity issues, as well as finding inner strength to get through a tough break up. Alistair again and again, went the extra mile – thank you Alistair for your candor, openness and a safe space to get support. Thank you for playing such a large role in keeping me healthy and positive.
Kahir Lalji
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I have been working with Alistair Gordon as my counsellor at Wellspring for almost 6 months now and cannot begin to tell you how far I have come with his help. I have tried working with other counsellors and therapists in the past but never really found one that clicked for me. I always felt judged, unsupported, and rushed at those appointments until I booked my first appointment with Wellspring and with Allistair. To anyone on the fence about booking an appointment or engaging in therapy: if you are willing to do the work, you couldn’t ask for a better partner in your healing journey.
Elyse Renouf
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When I decided to find a counsellor, I tried to find someone that I could relate to, someone that is like-minded and down-to-earth and with Alistair I really found the right person. He uses an integrative approach, showed me techniques to relax and get aware of my emotions, and helped me see things in a new perspective. Of course this is an ongoing process but I enjoy meeting and working with Alistair every time. The downtown office is a very neutral place – not too intimate, not too clinical – which is helpful to overcome apprehension, especially the first couple of times. What I find remarkable is that Alistair almost always knows what I’m trying to say, even if I can’t put it into words. Working with Alistair helped me a lot and it was the right decision to put my trust in him.
Max A
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Alistair really cares about you the person, and I could really feel him trying to tackle my challenges. He was also very available for off-session contact via text and email. I think he did a great job with confronting me where I needed it. Alistair always could remember the important peoples’ names in my personal life, which really helped with talking about my problems. I really felt like I was talking to a friend.
Michael S.
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I enjoy how sessions are collaborative where I can take the lead for the direction of what we talk about, and at the same time I know that Alistair will offer helpful guidance and insight along the way. I also like how we focus on the future instead of just the past. I find this to be empowering and helpful to move forward in life.
RM
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Alistair is an awesome counsellor. He has been so helpful in working with me through some tough times in my life. He’s always been available to chat with me in-between sessions. I’d recommend Alistair to anyone – he’s really the ideal counsellor in my view.
JG
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I have always felt very comfortable with Alistair. He has a calming presence, and you can tell he cares about being the best counsellor for you. He helps you with all aspects of your concern, and is always able to help me find a solution to the problem I’m having.
SD
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Alistair is an exceptionally talented counsellor and has always demonstrated strong ethics, great compassion, wisdom and respect for others. I highly recommend him as a counselling practitioner.
Dr. Marla Buchanan

Affiliations

Our Memberships

RCC
A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
MDR
emdria
CCPA